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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 9 March [1883]

Date: March 9, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00479

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:330. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

March 9 P M

The publisher says he will hand me the proofs of your Introductory Letter, in a day or two, to send you2—very likely Sunday nights mail from here—if not Monday night—I am well as usual—

W. W.


1. This letter is endorsed: "Walt Whitman | Answ'd March 10/83." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: (?) | Mar | 9 | 5 PM | (?); Washington, Recd. | Mar | 10 | 4 30 AM | (?). [back]

2. On March 6 Richard Maurice Bucke's manuscript was "in the hands of the printers—Sherman & Co: Phila." Three days later Whitman sent galleys to Bucke, who, on March 12, acknowledged receipt of them (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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